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H. Edwin Detlie
Iowa Employer Subject to Penalty for Not Paying Injured Worker With Zero Impairment

On April 21, 2010, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued an opinion that will almost certainly be appealed, and will cause considerable discussion among insurance carriers and employers. In Williams v. KW Products and Hartford Insurance , the Iowa Court of...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
UT: Ron Dressler Appointed Director of Industrial Accidents Division

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Sherrie Hayashi, the Utah Labor Commissioner, has announced that Ron Dressler has been appointed the Director of the Industrial Accidents Division. Dressler's previous position was Deputy Director at the Industrial Accidents Division...

Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
Inextricably Intertwined – Benson Revisited in California

In their decision in Benson 1 what exactly did the Court of Appeal and WCAB say about multiple claims or successive injuries being “inextricably intertwined” in determining apportionment of disability under Labor Code section 4663 ? Did the...

Greg Krohm
Are Fee Schedules Effective in Workers' Compensation?

Thoughts from Greg Krohm, Executive Director, IAIABC 1 Almost every system administrator in the U.S., and in many other countries, is concerned about rising costs of medical care in workers’ compensation. To combat this issue, many U,S, states...

LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S
Survey of Recent Head Injury Cases

Each year the editors of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis) update key chapters with medicolegal annotations where the courts have included a helpful discussion of the medical evidence. The following list is excerpted from the upcoming 2010...

H. Edwin Detlie
Iowa Supreme Court Says Supervisor Is Not Protected When Protecting Injured Employees

The Iowa Supreme Court considered the firing of a supervisor, who intervened when injured workers he was supervising were not being treated fairly. In Ballalatak v. All Iowa Agriculture Association, 781 N.W. 2d 272 (Iowa 2101) , filed on April 16, 2010...